Global Poverty Weekly Update July 29, 2019


July 30, 2019

Quote of the Week

“HIV and TB treatments aren’t reaching everyone who needs them and progress on tackling malaria has stalled. Since the beginning, the U.S. has played a leading role in the Global Fund, providing a full one-third of its financial resources. That must continue.”

~ Margart Eells of Connecticut, in the Milford (CT) Daily News

 

 National Grassroots Webinar on August 10

Come celebrate your accomplishments with our U.S. poverty advocacy colleagues! August 10, 2 pm ET. To join the webinar online, login online at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386 or by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386. If you cannot make it, we post the recording, slides, and summary of the webinar on our National Webinars page in the Current Volunteers section. If you have questions, contact Lisa Marchal.

International Conference Follow-up

Invigorating workshops, speakers, and camaraderie. Plus, a marvelous Advocacy Day day on the Hill with many powerful meetings during which people joined from home by writing letters or joining remotely.

We’ve heard some incredible stories that we’ll be sharing along the way . . . lots of face-to-face encounters with legislators, lots of chances to connect and learn from each other, and bolstered efforts on the Global Fund, global nutrition, and affordable housing in the US. But follow up will be key.

Here are some things to work on now that we’re moving into August recess:

Invigoration. Camaraderie. Encouragement. Insights. Speaking truth to power. It was all there at this year’s International Conference. And next year’s conference, our 40th anniversary celebration, will be even more exciting.

But, in a way, this year’s conference continues because persistent follow-up is always key.

Here are some things to work on now that we’re moving into August recess:

  • Fill out the survey! We value your feedback and take your thoughts on board as we seek to improve the conference each year. Survey respondents will be entered in a raffle for two free registrations for the 2020 RESULTS International Conference. Click to begin the short survey.
  • Report your meetings. Please take a few minutes to log each of your Hill meetings, as meetings with Congress are a key indicator of our effectiveness.
  • Follow up on your meetings. Thank members of Congress and their staff for meeting with you and then reiterate your requests during the meeting. Ask them when you can expect to hear back on the legislators’ decision(s).
  • Write an op-ed or letter to the editor. Write to describe what it’s like to advocate, to celebrate a leadership effort demonstrated in one of your meetings, or to call a legislator to action.
  • Get a faceto-face meeting in August. If you weren’t able to meet with your representative or senators, contact the scheduler and ask for a face-to-face meeting in the district or state during the August recess. It is always powerful to meet with your elected officials in person, and that type of action isn’t reserved just for DC!
  • Read the latest blog post featuring highlightsRelive some of the great moments.
  • Peruse the resources. PowerPoints from sessions, copies of the materials we shared for Advocacy Day . . . we have a host of electronic copies of the materials and resources we shared at the conference. If you’re looking for something you remember or needed from the conference, it is likely there.
  • Enjoy the photos. Check out our Flickr page with vibrant photos of YOU!

Our Campaigns Work: Global Fund and Global Nutrition

  • Global Fund Resolution. H.Res. 517 is now open for cosponsorships, and it calls on the U.S. to demonstrate a brand of bold leadership. On October 10, nations from around the globe will have a choice at the Global Fund replenishment conference: continue maximum necessary funding and help save up to 16 million more lives . . . or slide back in progress. Since the beginning, the U.S. has played a leading role in the Global Fund, providing a full one-third of its financial resources. That needs to continue as the world comes together to reach the $14 billion minimum target. We need every possible representative voicing this same goal, with equal resolve. Call your representative foreign today and make your request.
  • Global Fund Media. What are 16 million lives worth? No one can put a price tag on it. But we can make reasonable investments that will prevent 16 million people from dying die from AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria over the next three years. Can we fill in the blank spots on the our media “heat map” before the Global Fund replenishment on October 10? Use the tools in this blog post to write; keep the issue alive and the pressure on for a successful replenishment.
  • Global Nutrition. We have two resolutions on global nutrition, H.Res. 189 and S.Res. 260, open for cosponsors. Have you made your requests? Take a look at the support material we used at the International Conference to make these requests. Reach out and make your asks as we ramp up our global nutrition work ahead of a key nutrition summit in 2020.

Calendar Notes

House is in recess and the Senate will go into recess next week.

August 7, 8:30 pm ET. RESULTS Action Network Community of Practice. Join other Action Network Managers to learn and share best practices for building and managing a local Action Network. Join the webinar at https://results.zoom.us/j/427674133, or by phone via (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 427674133. You can also join our Facebook pagerequest to join the group listserv, and find resources online.

August 10, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar. Come celebrate your accomplishments with our U.S. poverty advocacy colleagues! To join the webinar online, login online at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386 or by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386. If you cannot make it, we post the recording, slides, and summary of the webinar on our National Webinars page in the Current Volunteers section. If you have questions, contact Lisa Marchal at [email protected].

August 13, 12:00 pm ET. New Advocate Orientation. If you are new to RESULTS, know someone new to RESULTS, or want to become a RESULTS advocate, please join us for our New Advocate Orientation! During this 60-minute live webinar, you’ll interact with RESULTS staff and other new volunteers, learn more about our advocacy model and issues and get information on how to take action and get connected locally. Sign up here.

August 19, 1 pm ET and 8 pm ET. RESULTS Global Free Agents Webinars. Choose your favorite time. Join via https://results.zoom.us/j/285681999 or, by phone, dial (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 285681999.

 

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